- Sustainable Developments Management

Overall planning and implementation of holistic solutions for sustainable developments, compiling socio-economical aspects, with land and structure designs to complement each other.

- Enterprise Development

Facilitating re-structuring of large organizations;
Business development & growth planning & implementation; Preparing business & marketing plans for private & public entities;

- "One-Stop-Shop" for overseas busineses

Providing business development support for companies which are already operating or companies which are planning to operate in South Africa - a full range of services with the highest professional standards and most cost/effective manner. Representation and management of foreign investments in South Africa.

- Retail Active – Johan van der Walt [Proprietor]
Retail Leasing & Tenant Coordination

Advice on market related rentals, escalations and turnover rentals; Input in respect of the design aspects that relate to market acceptance; Formulate Business Plans when required, a rental income budget and targets; Establish a strategic leasing plan, which includes marketing the project to the relevant national retailers as well as specific retailers selected for these developments; Presenting potential tenants offers; Tenants’ coordination; Support growth and expansion amongst retailers; Provide retailers with franchise and other retail opportunities information.

- Personal growth through Coaching & Mentoring

for young emerging managers in the private and the public sectors. Part of the 3TREES INITIATIVE jointly run with Rubin Adams.

Monday, 24 August 2009

My career has accumulated extensive hands-on experience & expertise over 3 decades (Since the 1970's); 3 sectors (Non-profit/public, business/private & education); and 3 continents (Asia/middle-east, North America and Africa)


· 1997 – MA degree in Senior Management, Haifa University.
· 1989 – Business Management diploma, City University of New York - Baruch College, NYC.
· 1987 – Diploma in Supervision and Mentoring in Management, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
· 1981 – Diploma in Community Centers` Management, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
· 1980 – Variety of courses in the Urban Planning Institution, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
· 1979 – BA degree in Geography & Foreign Affairs, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Languages – Fluent English and Hebrew. Mildly speaking and reading Arabic.

Other Expertise – Radio Broadcasting; Sea-Skipper License; High-Performance Computers Literacy.



Kagiso Urban Management (www.kum.co.za) Western Cape Province, South Africa
Western Cape Projects Manager 2008 – Present

· Fair Valley EcoVillage - mixed-use development (www.fairvalleyecovillage.blogspot.com)
· Amoskuil, Malmesbury - mixed-used development
· Piket-Bo-Berg, Piketberg - land restitution & business development project
· Transnet, Bellville Hub – land use study

The Fairview Trust (www.fairview.co.za) Paarl, South Africa
Special Consultant 2007 – present

· BBBEE & Fair-trade related issues
· Sponsorships & donations
· Community development & Education

Innovative Developments (
www.ilaninnovativedevelopments.blogspot.com) South Africa
Projects’ Management & Consultant (proprietor) 2007 – present

Facilitation & Management of sustainable human settlements’ developments;
· Consultation services on re-structuring of large organizations;
· Community Development Projects;
· Providing one-on-one mentoring to senior managers in private & public entities;
· Preparing business & marketing plans for private & public entities;

Eshkol Winery Wellington, South Africa
Executive Director (Senior Partner) 2003 – 2007

· Financial and marketing planning and implementing.
· Building and developing marketing tools and sales infrastructure locally and overseas.
· Managing all administrative aspects of the company.

Prior Sar-EL Marketing Systems Israel
Managing Director (Senior Partner) 2000 – 2003
Advertising agency specialized in strategic marketing plans, advertising campaigns and business plans.

· Analyzing organizations’ structures and needs.
· Redefining goals & objectives and construct actual marketing plans to reach these goals.
· Planning and executing advertising campaigns throughout all media channels.
· Managing all administrative aspects of the company.


The City of Netanya Netanya is the fourth largest city in Israel
General Director of Education & Social Services Directorate 1993 – 2000

· Managing 2,000 employees and an annual budget of $125,000,000.
· Design and execute interdisciplinary long term policy for the City in the areas of my responsibilities.
· Overseeing and supervising departments’ managers’ performances in their areas of responsibilities.
· Preparing and executing budgets for the entire administration.
· Overseeing the physical aspects - building of schools, sport centers and all public facilities.
· Liaise between the Mayor and the City Council and variety of community organizations, governmental departments, parents’ associations, sports clubs and organizations etc.
· Overseeing and managing emergency plans for the city, during times of war and terror attacks.
· Leading and implementing a broad citizens’ participation plan, by establishing local community administrations.
· Overseeing all Project Renewal interdisciplinary programs in the distressed neighborhoods.
· Leading planning and implementation of substantial structural reform of the formal education system.

Mayor’s Office, the City of Tel-Aviv Tel Aviv is the major metropolitan city of Israel
Senior Personal Adviser to the Mayor 1990 – 1993

· Advising the Mayor with all aspects of the city affairs.
· Participating in all strategic decisions making processes.
· Acting on behalf of the Mayor in a wide spectrum of issues concerning the running of the city,
· Liaise between the Mayor and City Council, the political, governmental, and civil organizations.
· Overseeing all plans for the city, during times of war, terror attacks and emergency events.
· Promoting and overseeing a broad citizen’s participation plan for the city.
· Overseeing all Project Renewal interdisciplinary programs in the distressed neighborhoods.

The Jewish Community Centers’ Association of North America USA and Canada
Programs Coordinator 1987 – 1990

· Coordinator of the North American Maccabi Youth Games took place in major cities, hosting 3,000 young athletes at a time.
· Liaise with the organizing committees of the USA and the Canadian delegations to the Maccabiah (which is the largest Jewish sport event in the world) and carrying various roles during the games in Israel.
· Planning and implementing educational programs for the athletes during each one of these events.
· Conducting educational seminars for professionals and lay leaders of the JCCs.

The Community Centers’ Association Jerusalem and Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Executive Director of Community Centers 1979 – 1987

· Managing all aspects of the companies.
· Leading interdisciplinary planning and implementing of social, cultural, educational and sports programs.
· Executing personal development programs for the residents of those communities.
· Liaise between the Board of Directors and the Mayors and City Councils, the political, governmental, and civil organizations.
· Constructing public participation in decisions making processes in the communities.
· Overseeing all Project Renewal interdisciplinary programs in the distressed neighborhoods.

The Urban Planning Department, the City of Jerusalem Israel
Urban Planner 1977 – 1979

· A planner at the long term transportation systems planning team for the year 2020.
· Comprehensive redesign of the City’s entrance – new access highways and re-zoning of the entire area.
· A member of a multi task long-term planning team for the City.


Business Development Israel
Consultant 2000 – 2003

Independent consultant to profit and non-profit large organizations on:

· Long term planning.
· Organizational reforms.
· Budgeting and business plans.
· Human resources development.
· Citizens and customers participation and service plans.
· Marketing plans.

Stellenbosch University Business School Bellville, South Africa
Lecturer, part-time MBA program 2007 – 2008

· Entrepreneurship
· Strategy


Family – Married to Laura; 5 children (2 live in Israel).

Citizenship – Israel;

Residency – South Africa since February 2004;

Date of Birth – December 23rd 1954.